In our busy harried lives, “downtime” is a cause to celebrate; exactly what this boathouse on the steeply sloped banks of Lake Austin does.
Approached by a narrow footbridge over a deep ravine and most elegant in its simplicity, Texan firm Andersson-Wise’s boathouse appears to hover over the water in respite from the heat and concerns of life inland.
Photographs by Paul Bardagjy courtesy of Andersson-Wise.
Above Left: The boat is stored underneath between the stilts. Above Right: The walkway on the side of the boathouse, which leads to the entry.
Above Left: A wood siding extends to become a shelf for the lantern in the window. Above Right: When open, the screened panels are held in place by wooden rods; easy to use as well as to maintain.